Historic Kirkland home saved, towed down the block
When the Currier family decided to pack up and move, they truly meant it.
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, a huge tow truck loaded their house and moved it down the block.
The house happens to be one of the oldest in Kirkland. It was built in 1889 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Michelle and Tim Currier had planned to renovate the home, but it was so old, and there were too many issues.
That’s when they applied for a demolition permit with the city of Kirkland. The house was only three weeks away from a wrecking ball, when city staff and Nickel Brothers worked to buy the home and move it down the block.
The Lakeside Church loaned the house a “parking spot” while Nickel Brothers works to line up a buyer.